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    (Original post by ellatolfrey)
    ALSO does anyone know how to structure a comparison answer? because i usually do it intro, language, structure, conclusion but i know there are better ways so please help!
    I would compare structure before language
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    (Original post by dennissingh99)
    How likely is it of AQA repeating the poems from previous years? Has it happened before in this syllabus?
    no it hasn't happened before, trust me i've checked all the papers
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    (Original post by ElaArslan)
    I would compare structure before language
    okay thank you!! how do you usually structrure your comparison essay?
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    (Original post by dennissingh99)
    How likely is it of AQA repeating the poems from previous years? Has it happened before in this syllabus?
    My Last Duchess came up in June 2011 and June 2015, but since this is the very last year of this specification I think it's more likely that at least one of the only two poems that haven't come up will come up (Give and The Ruined Maid).
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    (Original post by ellatolfrey)
    For Conflict cluster:
    June 2013:: power & hawk roosting OR destructive impact of conflict & the yellow palm
    june 2014:: effects of conflict on people & out of the blue OR feelings of confusion & come on come back
    june 2015:: ideas about conlict & mametz wood OR fear & bayonet charge



    so it could be flag, belfast confetti, futility, the right word, at the border, poppies, the charge of the light brigade or the falling leaves or next to of course america i


    hope this helps

    ALSO does anyone know how to structure a comparison answer? because i usually do it intro, language, structure, conclusion but i know there are better ways so please help!
    I quite hope its next to of course god america i. I actually like the poem and because of the difficulty, the markers will most likely be lenient with their marking.

    As for structure, I got taught this. Do one from each section as a focus point (But if a different effect, even from a section you have used shares the same effect, then do that.)

    Meaning:
    Title
    Subject
    Voice (s)
    Deeper meaning(s)

    Structure:
    Stanzas
    Opening
    Closing
    Sections
    (Ir)regular
    Rhythm/Rhyme
    Repetition

    Line Flow:
    Line Length
    End-stopping
    Enjambement
    Caesura
    Punctuation

    Vocabulary:
    Verbs
    Adjectives
    Semantic Field

    Imagery:
    Similes
    Metaphors
    Personification
    Pathetic Fallacy

    Should be 5-6 paragraphs sorted if you do one of each. I normally do Title, Opening/Ending, Stanza, End-stopping/Enjambement , adjectives and metaphor/personification

    Otherwise, good luck guys!!
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    (Original post by dennissingh99)
    How likely is it of AQA repeating the poems from previous years? Has it happened before in this syllabus?
    aha sorry i meant for the CONFLICT cluster only, i do not know about Relationships, Place or Character and Voice. sorry for the confusion
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    (Original post by Zoroarrkk)
    I quite hope its next to of course god america i. I actually like the poem and because of the difficulty, the markers will most likely be lenient with their marking.

    As for structure, I got taught this. Do one from each section as a focus point (But if a different effect, even from a section you have used shares the same effect, then do that.)

    Meaning:
    Title
    Subject
    Voice (s)
    Deeper meaning(s)

    Structure:
    Stanzas
    Opening
    Closing
    Sections
    (Ir)regular
    Rhythm/Rhyme
    Repetition

    Line Flow:
    Line Length
    End-stopping
    Enjambement
    Caesura
    Punctuation

    Vocabulary:
    Verbs
    Adjectives
    Semantic Field

    Imagery:
    Similes
    Metaphors
    Personification
    Pathetic Fallacy

    Should be 5-6 paragraphs sorted if you do one of each. I normally do Title, Opening/Ending, Stanza, End-stopping/Enjambement , adjectives and metaphor/personification

    Otherwise, good luck guys!!
    this is so helpful thank you so so so much!
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    (Original post by ellatolfrey)
    okay thank you!! how do you usually structrure your comparison essay?
    You just basically write two paragraphs in one- if you know what I mean, with a sentence at the end saying 'one uses this whereas the other uses this in order (example) show the readers how people were affected by conflict'. Referencing back to the first poem while you talk about your second one can help the examiners understand that you know what you're doing
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    (Original post by dennissingh99)
    How likely is it of AQA repeating the poems from previous years? Has it happened before in this syllabus?
    I don't think its happened before in the syllabus, I think it may be charge of the light brigade, Belfast confetti or poppies
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    (Original post by ellatolfrey)
    For Conflict cluster:
    June 2013:: power & hawk roosting OR destructive impact of conflict & the yellow palm
    june 2014:: effects of conflict on people & out of the blue OR feelings of confusion & come on come back
    june 2015:: ideas about conlict & mametz wood OR fear & bayonet charge



    so it could be flag, belfast confetti, futility, the right word, at the border, poppies, the charge of the light brigade or the falling leaves or next to of course america i


    hope this helps

    ALSO does anyone know how to structure a comparison answer? because i usually do it intro, language, structure, conclusion but i know there are better ways so please help!
    My teacher has always taught us to structure an answer by only picking up on the points you can write the most quality stuff about. He also said that introductions don't necessarily gain any marks, it's something I've never bothered with (in an exam scenario).
    General structure goes like this:
    -Make a general comparison to open your first paragraph
    -Analyse your chosen point of your first poem
    -Another point of comparison to lead into your analysis of the other poem
    -Final comparison (don't just repeat stuff though- word it differently or have a slightly different take on an idea)

    I've used this structure on all my comparison and it's got me A*s on all of them, however, if you've got a usual structure I might suggest sticking to that or practice this one before the exam

    I hope this helps! Good luck bro!
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    (Original post by ellatolfrey)
    For Conflict cluster:
    June 2013:: power & hawk roosting OR destructive impact of conflict & the yellow palm
    june 2014:: effects of conflict on people & out of the blue OR feelings of confusion & come on come back
    june 2015:: ideas about conlict & mametz wood OR fear & bayonet charge



    so it could be flag, belfast confetti, futility, the right word, at the border, poppies, the charge of the light brigade or the falling leaves or next to of course america i


    hope this helps

    ALSO does anyone know how to structure a comparison answer? because i usually do it intro, language, structure, conclusion but i know there are better ways so please help!
    Make sure you include writers intentions, readers response and a comparative sentence as well.
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    (Original post by ellatolfrey)
    no it hasn't happened before, trust me i've checked all the papers
    They repeated one poem in 2015 for relationships that had come up in 2011...
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    Loneliness and compare it to hunchback in the park that is a gift
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    (Original post by Jemima Gray)
    My predictions are either: Belfast confetti, poppies, futility, charge of the light brigade... what do you guys think will come up (I'm doing conflict cluster btw.)
    Thanks for that
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    (Original post by Georgia Hermione)
    All I know is that the next year elevens won't be able to have the text in front of them they'll have to learn the poems off by heart
    Wow. That's ridiculous tbh. It seems like new GCSEs are testing mostly on ur ability to memorise than any other skill. Then I think ... QuickDraw or yesterday or to his coy mistress may come up tomorrow
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Size:  73.1 KBhere's a little grid that somebody made for the conflict cluster on what's most/least likely to come up - i hope it helps! good luck everybody, i'm scared because i'm less confident with poetry than the OMAM and AIC exam, but i'm sure that we will all be fine! (the red ones are the poems that have never come up before!)
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    Me, do you have any predictions ?
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    Does anyone think that harmonium will come up for the relationship cluster?
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    (Original post by Elliot864)
    only 2 that haven't come up yet are give and ruined maid so high chance they may come up ( character and voice)
    So every other poem apart for those 2 have appeared for character and voice?

    This is the last year of this spec so if these 2 havent come up they most likely will.
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    I think it will be To his Coy Mistress, Brothers, In Paris with you, Prasie song for my mother or Neetles and maybe Hour or one of the sonnets
    You guys are focusing totally of the ones which haven't come up but look at how Manhunt came up three times and so any previous one can come up too.
    Either way you need to know all the poems to compare it with and so theirs kinda no point in focusimg on only two poems.
    Just a suggestion!
 
 
 
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